Friday, November 2, 2012

Chanel Be@rbrick

Be@rbrick is a collectible toy designed and produced by a Japanese toy company. The name is derived from the fact that the figure is a cartoon-style representation of a bear. The first figure was released in 2001 as a free gift to visitors of the World Character Convention 12 in Tokyo. Since then Bearbricks have been released in several different sizes using a variety of materials. Many contemporary artists and designers have designed figures. Last November I discovered this Chanel figure in a shop window.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Café Jacquemart-André

I think the Café at the Musée Jacquemart-André is the most beautiful tea room in Paris. The café is housed in the mansion’s former dining room and accessible independently of the museum.